ORVILLE EARNEST "JACK" BLACKWELL, 73, of Ranger,
TX, died on March 8, 1986 with burial at Cross Roads
Cemetery near Ranger. He was born on June 17, 1912
to James W. & Lenora Ainsworth Blackwell. He attended
Ranger High School in the Class of 1933 & married
Marie Charlene Nerger. Their children were Jimmy
Blackwell (RHS-1971), Jerry Blackwell (RHS-1974),
Helen Blackwell Cooper (RHS-1962), & Charlene
Blackwell Simpson (RHS-1963). His siblings were
Thomas W. Blackwell, John Earl Blackwell, Willis
Blackwell, & Curtis E. Blackwell.
WIFE: MARIE CHARLENE NERGER BLACKWELL, 92 of
Ranger, TX, went home to be with her Lord & Savior
on Sept. 5, 2017 with burial in Cross Roads Cemetery
Marie was born March 21, 1925 in Ranger to Herman A.
Nerger & Helena M. (Manthey) Nerger. She married O.E.
"Jack" Blackwell in Sept. of 1941 in Ranger. Together
they both worked hard in the gasoline industry where
she was the secretary for 17 years. Marie was an amazing
seamstress that loved to sew, arts and crafts and was
a great cook. She was no stranger to carpentry, and was
a Shakely Distributor. Most of all Marie was a devoted
Christian who attended the Church of Christ until she
could not attend anymore.
Marie is survived by sons, Jimmy and Jerry Blackwell;
daughters, Helen Cooper and Charlene Simpson; sisters,
Polly Martin & Evelyn Reese; grandchildren, Lisa Cooper
and Chance Simpson and wife Susan; and great-grandchild,
Adalynn Simpson. She is preceded in death her parents,
husband, brother, Chock Nerger, & grandson, Lance Cooper.